Sunday, January 27, 2013


Turning 21 is very exciting for most because you are finally legal to buy alcohol.  I however do not drink; therefore, I decided to document the special things that I did as a 21 year old!  I had a lot of fun adding to the list as the year went on with the plan in mind to make this scrapbook page!  I highly recommend documenting your accomplishments for the year!

When I was 21.....
I started this blog.
I studied for and passed the GRE!
I passed both sections of the Praxis!
I became interested in cooking.
I used Pinterest for the first time.
I redecorated Mom and Dad's room for their 25th wedding anniversary.
I climbed to the top of the Ramsey Falls trail (8 miles total)!
I ran my first 5k.
I dressed up as Pippi Longstockings for Halloween.
I taught Language arts and Social Studies at Highland Elementary for Block 1.
I taught Math and Science at Buchanan Elementary for Block 2.
I ran my first Half Marathon!
I began student teaching at Tanglewood Elementary.
I started making Jewelry!
I learned to run the sound board for the church service.
I applied to Graduate School.
I volunteered for the 4th year at Kids Club at church.
I made the Chancellor's Honor Roll at LSU twice!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

December Craftiness!

Happy New Year!  I just wanted to share what I've been able to make since finishing my first semester of Graduate School in early December!

First I gave a pantry show for my friend Michelle.  I made Petti fours for the first time by myself (they aren't perfect, but I'll work on it :) ).  I also made an apron to use as decoration and it was a hit!  I got the pattern for the sweetheart apron off of Etsy and it looked great in the background of our pictures and doubled as a unique gift for the bride-to-be!

 For Christmas I made Jewelry for family and friends.  This Turquoise set was for my mom.  I've been having fun practicing the wire-wrapping techniques I'm learning from taking a class on  

These earrings went to my Best Friend Jessica!  I cheated and modeled them off of something I saw on Pinterest.  It's fun to try and recreate something you see in a picture.

This pendant went to my awesome sister!  I had a lot of fun making loopy loops with the wire!

I've also been enjoying crocheting lately.  I tried to make a beanie hat for my boyfriend for Christmas, but somehow it turned into a beret for me, oops! So now I'm working on try #2 to make a beanie!  I did successfully make some Celtic Knot scarfs!  I really like the way the Knots look!